Match ends, Maidenhead United 0, Portsmouth 4.
Ben Thompson's first Portsmouth goal helped the League One leaders ease past National League side Maidenhead 4-0 in their FA Cup first-round tie at a packed York Road.
The Millwall loanee scored just before the break with a sweetly-timed strike from 12 yards after being found by an excellent low cross from the left by Ronan Curtis, who was in fine form all afternoon.
Gareth Evans was Portsmouth's other major threat and his beautifully clipped cross on the right byline in the 55th minute found Oli Hawkins, who looped a far-post header beyond Maidenhead goalkeeper Carl Pentney.
The current highest-ranked side in the competition put the result beyond doubt four minutes later as a header across goal from centre-back Jack Whatmough was just behind Hawkins, but Jamal Lowe swept in the loose ball.
Maidenhead had defended with great application up until the first goal, but conceded a fourth seven minutes before full-time.
Lee Brown's free-kick was parried away by Pentney but the rebound was put away by David Wheeler's diving header.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 8ComleySubstituted forOwusuat 54'minutes
- 16UpwardSubstituted forAkintundeat 45'minutes
- 17CliftonSubstituted forBirdat 67'minutes
- 7Rodrigues Alves
- 20ThompsonSubstituted forBurgessat 85'minutes
- 10LoweSubstituted forWheelerat 63'minutes
- 26EvansSubstituted forPitmanat 64'minutes
- Dean Whitestone
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Maidenhead United 0, Portsmouth 4.
Attempt missed. Remy Clerima (Maidenhead United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. James Akintunde (Maidenhead United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ayo Obileye.
Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).
James Akintunde (Maidenhead United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Wheeler (Portsmouth).
Carl Pentney (Maidenhead United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Brett Pitman.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Alan Massey.
Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.
Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Christian Burgess.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Christian Burgess replaces Nathan Thompson.
Goal! Maidenhead United 0, Portsmouth 4. David Wheeler (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.
Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
David Wheeler (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Harold Odametey (Maidenhead United).
Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Whatmough.
Attempt saved. Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Naylor.
Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Thompson.